Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sandvik Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Sandvik
Penalty: 
$12,100,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
June 3, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

To resolve allegations that they contaminated groundwater at the Ivy Industrial Park, Bostik Inc. and Sandvik Inc. agreed to pay civil penalties of $2.5 million and $21.7 million for infrastructure improvements and DEP investigatory costs. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was divided evenly between them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Pennsylvania
Facility County: 
Lackawanna
HQ Country of Parent: 
Sweden
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
industrial equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
industrial equipment
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Parent company note: 
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